Daily Current Affairs : 5th May 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 5th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which Organization / Institute has developed “eCovSens”, a tool to detect coronavirus infection?

कोरोनावायरस संक्रमण का पता लगाने के लिए किस संगठन / संस्थान ने “eCovSens” उपकरण विकसित किया है?

(a) Department of Biotechnology / जैव प्रौद्योगिकी विभाग

(b) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research / वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद

(c) Indian Council of Medical Research / भारतीय चिकित्सा अनुसंधान परिषद

(d) National Institute of Animal Biotechnology / राष्ट्रीय पशु जैव प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान

(e) Indian Institute of Science Education and Research / भारतीय विज्ञान शिक्षा और अनुसंधान संस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Researchers from Hyderabad-based National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) developed a portable device ‘eCovSens’. It can be used as a diagnostic tool for the detection of COVID-19 antigens. eCoVSens will detect novel coronavirus antigens in human saliva within 30 seconds.

Q.2. Which state government has decided to launch ‘Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna ‘for urban employment?

किस राज्य सरकार ने शहरी रोजगार के लिए “मुख्‍यमंत्री शहर रोजगार गारंटी योजना” शुरू करने का निर्णय लिया है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Coronavirus-hit economy of the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on 2nd May decided to launch “Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna” for urban employment. Aims: The cabinet decided to launch the Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna, under which 120 days’ assured employment will be provided to people living in urban areas.

Q.3. Name the Indian-American lawyer who has been nominated as US representative for IBRD by the US President Trump.

उस भारतीय-अमेरिकी वकील का नाम बताइए जिसे अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति ट्रम्प द्वारा IBRD के लिए अमेरिकी प्रतिनिधि के रूप में नामित किया गया है।

(a) Malini Shankar / मालिनी शंकर

(b) Rishi Sunak / ऋषि सनक

(c) Ashok Michael Pinto / अशोक माइकल पिंटो

(d) Manisha Singh / मनीषा सिंह

(e) Taranjit Singh Bagga / तरनजीत सिंह बग्गा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American lawyer Ashok Michael Pinto as a representative to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank’s lending arm. Pinto, who has worked as a Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to former president George W Bush, was on 4th May nominated as US Alternate Executive Director of IBRD for a term of two years.

Q.4. Which company has announced that it has signed an agreement with Trafigura Pvt ltd, Singapore, to acquire remaining 50% stake in Ryker Base pvt ltd?

किस कंपनी ने घोषणा की है कि उसने Ryker Base प्राइवेट लिमिटेड में शेष 50% हिस्सेदारी हासिल करने के लिए सिंगापुर की Trafigura प्राइवेट लिमिटेड के साथ एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Polycab India / पॉलीकैब इंडिया

(b) Cords Cable Industries Limited / कॉर्ड्स केबल उद्योग लिमिटेड

(c) V-Guard Industries / वी-गार्ड इंडस्ट्रीज

(d) Havells / हैवेल्स

(e) Sterlite Technologies / स्टरलाइट टेक्नोलॉजीज

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Polycab India (PIL) on 2 May 2020 announced that it has signed an agreement with Trafigura, Singapore, to acquire 50% stake in Ryker Base thereby terminating the existing joint venture. The company had entered into a 50:50 JV with Trafigura in 2016 to incorporate Ryker with an aim to strengthen backward integration of its operations and improve quality of its key input i.e., copper. Post Trafigura’s global strategic decision to exit from value-add manufacturing businesses in India where it is a JV partner, PIL decided to acquire balance 50% stake in Ryker from Trafigura making Ryker a wholly owned subsidiary of PIL. The purchase consideration is likely to be around $4 Million (Rs 300 million).

Q.5. Which of the following award has been given to three Indian photojournalists working with the Associated Press news agency, Channi Anand, Dar Yasin and Mukhtar Khan in 2020?

2020 में एसोसिएटेड प्रेस समाचार एजेंसी के साथ काम करने वाले तीन भारतीय फोटो जर्नलिस्टों, चन्नी आनंद, दार यासीन और मुख्तार खान को निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा पुरस्कार दिया गया है?

(a) Ramon Magsaysay Award / रेमन मैग्सेसे पुरस्कार

(b) International Gandhi Peace Prize / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय गांधी शांति पुरस्कार

(c) Booker Prize / बुकर पुरस्कार

(d) Tyler Prize / टायलर पुरस्कार

(e) Pulitzer Prize / पुलित्जर पुरस्कार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Three Indian photojournalists working with the Associated Press news agency — Channi Anand, Dar Yasin and Mukhtar Khan — have been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious prize in journalism globally, in the feature photography category. They won the prize for their coverage of Kashmir, especially during the lockdown that was implemented after Article 370 was revoked in the state on August 5, 2019. (Above) AP photographer Channi Anand celebrates with his family following the announcement that he was one of three AP photographers who won the Pulitzer Prize.

Q.6. Who has assumed charge of Army Training Command (ARTRAC)?

सेना प्रशिक्षण कमान (ARTRAC) का प्रभार किसने संभाला है?

(a) Bipin Rawat / बिपिन रावत

(b) Raj Shukla / राज शुक्ला

(c) P C Thimayya / पी सी थिमय्या

(d) Manoj Mukund Naravane / मनोज मुकुंद नरवाने

(e) Birender Singh Dhanoa / बीरेंद्र सिंह धनोआ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Raj Shukla Lieutenant General Raj Shukla, YSM, SM is a serving General Officer in the Indian Army. He is the current General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Army Training Command (ARTRAC). He assumed office on 1 May 2020, succeeding Lt Gen P C Thimayya.

Q.7. Sandeep Kumari has banned for four years by WADA after testing positive for metenolone. With which sports is she related to?

मेटेनोलोन के लिए सकारात्मक परीक्षण के बाद संदीप कुमारी के ऊपर वाडा द्वारा चार साल के लिए प्रतिबंध लगा दिया है। वह किस खेल से संबंधित है?

(a) Wrestling / कुश्ती

(b) Shot Put / शॉट पुट

(c) Weightlifting / भारोत्तोलन

(d) Discus Throw / डिस्कस थ्रो

(e) Rowing / रोइंग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari has been slapped with a four-year ban by WADA’s (World Anti-Doping Agency) Athletics Integrity Unit for flunking a dope test, nearly two years after her sample was deemed clean by the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL). The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) then decided to test the sample of Kumari at its Montreal Laboratory in Canada and it returned positive for anabolic steroid metenolone in November 2018.

Q.8. Which country’s tennis player Youssef Hossam has got life time ban from TIU?

किस देश के टेनिस खिलाड़ी यूसुफ होसम को TIU से लाइफ टाइम बैन मिला है?

(a) Egypt / मिस्र

(b) Azerbaijan / अज़रबैजान

(c) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Turkey / तुर्की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Egypt’s tennis player Youssef Hossam gets life ban for match-fixing.  The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) on 4th May banned Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam for life after being found guilty of “multiple match-fixing” and other corruption charges.

Q.9. International Day of Midwives is celebrated every year on ____________________.

मिडवाइव्स का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस हर साल ____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 5 May / 5 मई

(b) 4 May / 4 मई

(c) 3 May / 3 मई

(d) 2 May / 2 मई

(e) 1 May / 1 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) celebrates the International Day of Midwives on May 5. The day is observed to spread awareness about the status of midwives and the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns.The Confederation aims to stress on how midwives and women can jointly ‘mobilise and unite toward a shared goal of gender equality’.

Q.10. World Asthma Day 2020 was observed this year on _________________.

विश्व अस्थमा दिवस 2020 इस वर्ष _________________ को मनाया गया। 

(a) 5 May / 5 मई

(b) 4 May / 4 मई

(c) 3 May / 3 मई

(d) 2 May / 2 मई

(e) 1 May / 1 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Globally awareness is spread, and the struggles of people suffering from asthma are recognized on the World Asthma Day. The annual observance is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). This year, the World Asthma Day will be observed on May 5, 2020. According to the website of GINA, from now on, World Asthma Day will be celebrated on May 5 every year.

Q.11. World Asthma Day is celebrated every year on _______________________.

विश्व अस्थमा दिवस हर साल _______________________ पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) First Sunday of May / मई का पहला रविवार

(b) First Monday of May / मई का पहला सोमवार

(c) First Tuesday of May / मई का पहला मंगलवार

(d) First Wednesday of May / मई का पहला बुधवार

(e) First Thursday of May / मई का पहला गुरुवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Globally awareness is spread, and the struggles of people suffering from asthma are recognized on the World Asthma Day. It is celebrated every year on the first Tuesday in the month of May. The annual observance is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). This year, the World Asthma Day will be observed on May 5, 2020. According to the website of GINA, from now on, World Asthma Day will be celebrated on May 5 every year.

Q.12. What is the theme for World Asthma Day 2020?

विश्व अस्थमा दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) STOP for Asthma

(b) Enough Asthma Deaths

(c) Better air better breathing

(d) You Can Control Your Asthma

(e) Allergy and Asthma

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. The theme for 2020 is ‘Enough Asthma Deaths’

Q.13. What is the theme for International Day of Midwives 2020?

2020 के मिडवाइव्स का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Midwives: Defenders of Women’s Rights

(b) Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life

(c) Celebrate. Demonstrate. Mobilise. Unite

(d) Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery

(e) Midwives: For a better tomorrow

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Theme 2020: ‘Celebrate. Demonstrate. Mobilise. Unite’.

Q.14. World Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated every year on _________________.

विश्व हाथ स्वच्छता दिवस हर साल _________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 5 May / 5 मई

(b) 4 May / 4 मई

(c) 3 May / 3 मई

(d) 2 May / 2 मई

(e) 1 May / 1 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. World Hand Hygiene Day observed on 5 May annually. Healthcare has a major role as it helps in preventing several infections just by improving hand hygiene practices. According to WHO, hand hygiene is a ‘single most important measure’ to prevent the transmission of bacteria in hospitals and other places.

Q.15. What is the theme for World Hand Hygiene Day 2020?

विश्व हाथ स्वच्छता दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Clean care for all – it’s in your hands

(b) It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care

(c) Our Hands, Our Future!

(d) SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

(e) Make handwashing a habit!

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Theme 2020: “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”.

Q.16. Who among the following has launched multimedia guide ‘COVID Katha’?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने मल्टीमीडिया गाइड ‘COVID कथा’ लॉन्च की है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(c) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(d) Harsh Vardhan / हर्ष वर्धन

(e) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on 3rd May launched ‘COVID Katha’, a multimedia guide on the Covid-19 disease. According to a release, the Union Minister interacted with heads of all Autonomous Institutions (AIs) and Subordinate offices of Department of Science and Technology (DST) via video conferencing on the occasion of 50th DST Foundation Day about their S & T initiatives, particularly in relation to their endeavours for combating the Covid-19 outbreak.

Q.17. K S Nissar Ahmed has recently passed away. He was a _____________.

के एस निसार अहमद का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वो एक _____________ थे

(a) Poet / कवि

(b) Singer / गायक

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Lawyer / वकील

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(a)

Exp. Renowned Kannada poet and professor KS Nissar Ahmed passed away on May 3 at his residence in Bengaluru. He was 84. He won the Padma Shri award in 2008 for his immense contribution to Kannada literature. He was also recipient of Sahitya Academy Award and Rajyotsav Award.

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